How to Create Page Templates in WordPress

What do you do when your blog covers more than one topic (let’s say, wordpress hosting and guides on how to install Ubuntu), while your audiences all hang around on different social media sites? Seeing a Sphinn logo in the top left of your content isn’t exactly appropriate when you’re targeting Digg, right? To solve that problem, you could use multiple page templates to help improve your Diggs or Sphinns. As part of a series of articles on advanced WordPress SEO, I’m going to show you how to create multiple…

How to Reduce Your Blog Bounce Rate

Here’s a quick update on the results of applying some basic optimisation of your blog sidebar to reduce the bounce rate on your blog. About two weeks ago, I wrote this post on displaying features conditionally in your wordpress sidebar based on the page you’re viewing by using some very simple php. Basically, why display all of your outbound links (blogroll, twitter and so on) on every single post on your entire blog site? I got that idea from the rethink your sidebar section of Yoast.com’s WordPress SEO guide. Check…

Rethink that sidebar, Again! Advanced WordPress SEO

The WordPress sidebar is such an important piece of real estate on your blog, a lot of internal navigation clicks happen there and lots of people can exit through the links you display there too. So why does such an important part of your blog get ignored, or at least treated in exactly the same way on every single page, be it the homepage or a single post? Developing an idea from Joost’s WordPress SEO guide, I’m going to look at how you can customise the links or features you…